The first CD is named ‘Ecos del Pasado’ (Echos from the Past) and the second ‘Merenguito en Amsterdam’. Between 1982 and 1986 I made recordings with my Uher 4200 recorder. I had the recording archived till my brother told me I could put them on CD. We made a selection and put ourselves venid the computer and made a master copy. The same thing we did with the recordings I made in a local theatre of a concert with the singer Antonio Merenguito with whom I did several concerts in both Holland and Spain.
The first 5 numbers on the sold CD I play on a guitar from the guitar builders Los sobrinos de Santos
Hernándes. The guitar was built by Felix Bayón in 1969. The last 3 numbers are on a guitar of Manuel Reyes of 1983. The first 5 numbers are in the school of Nino
Ricardo, the last 3 numbers have a different atmosphere. The Soleares ofl Perico el del Lunar is a compilation of falsetas he played during accompanying
singers. I made a selection of the falsetas I liked best and made them into a guitar solo. Los Verdiales is a creation of myself where I used the basic tone of the Do
mayor. The Tangos are inspired by the work of the guitarist Pepe
Habichuela. The falsetas are a mix of his and mine. The first number ‘Nippon Sanka’ is a sort of tribute to Japan and specifically for the first part I took inspiration from Koto
music. The falsetas are from Nino de Ricardo, Paco de Lucia and myself. For the Alegrias I used falsetas from myself, falsetas based on tradicional flamenco and falsetas dervied from Nino de
The Tarantas is for the first part purely based on Ricardo. The second part is more modern, looking at Paco de Lucia and Pepe
Habichuela. The fourth number, the Bulerías, is very much in the sphere of my teacher which some of my creations added to it. Specifically where I cahnge the tone of LA mayor and continue in the basic tone for the
Bulerias. The Seguiriya, is based entirely on Nino de
Ricardo, I have only change the order of the falsetas.
The C.D. ‘Flamenco en Amsterdam’ is from a concert in Amsterdam in which we were both very
inspired. We did not have to change or add anything to the sound. The guitar I used is from Manuel Reyes (1987). I cose the 8 best numbers and 1 guitar solo.
Merenguito was born in Madrid in the popular neighbourhood of Vallecas. His family consisted of several artists who have influenced his interest in the flamenco art. As a child he participated in concerts of Pepe Pinto,
Angelillo, La Niña de los Peines, etc. As of 1970 he began to sing in public in important flamenco clubs in Madrid. He also took part in several Concursos Nacionales and won the following
1979 Primer Premio de Cante en Casares ( Malaga ).
1980 Premio Absoluto de Baza ( Granada ).
1982 Primer Premio de Cante en Vélez Málaga con cantes abandolaos en homenaje a Juan
1983 Primer Premio de Cante por Malaqueñas organizad by the Ayuntamiento de Málaga.
1983 Mención especial en el Concurso por Saetas organizado por el Patronato Municipal de Turismo de
1983 Primer Premio grupo Cante de Cádiz en Fuengirola ( Málaga )
1983 Finalista en el Concurso Nacional de Córdoba.
1983-84 Premio por Taranto en La Unión (Murcía).
1985 Premio por Rondeñas en La Unión (Murcía).
1987 1.er Premio por Granaínas en La Unión (Murcía).
He further song in the no more existing Café de Silverio in Madrid, together with important artists like Rafael
Romero, Enrique Orozco, Manolo Heras, Perico el del
Lunar, familia Habichuela, etc., with whom he also toured nationally and internationally (Amsterdam,
Antwerp, Iceland, France, Japan and others)